Minority Scholarships

Annual award limited to members of the National Black Nurses' Association (NBNA.) Candidates must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N., A.D., Diploma or L.P.N./L.V.N.) and in good academic standing.

Annual awards for graduating high school seniors who have at least one parent of African American heritage. Students must live within the boundaries of a participating Ronald McDonald House Charity Chapter. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement, and pe

Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Since inception, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has provided more than $8 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions. For fiscal year 2009 alone, NABA awarded close to $500,000 and the amount continues to grow

Annual awards for minority first-year students enrolled at any Law School. Students must demonstrate academic achievement, civic involvement, a commitment to entering the legal profession, and a commitment to becoming a Summer Associate in the first and second year of law school. Preference given t

The American Architectural Foundation offers the Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarships in order to encourage diversity and equity in the architectural profession. These scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen who plan to study architecture at a NAAB-accredited program.

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship was formed in 1977 as a joint effort by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries. The door to the actuarial profession has been opened to hundreds of minority students over the years.

Annual awards for African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American Indian, or Pacific Islander, United Church of Christ members who are Master of Divinity or Doctoral students enrolled at an accredited School of Theology. Masters of Divinity students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA a

Annual Fellowships for African American graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited law school in the US. Students must be National Bar Association members, be U.S. citizens/permanent residents, have completed a minimum of two consecutive years of full-time law school, demonstrate a commi

Annual awards for minority African Heritage Caucus members within the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) who are graduate students attending an accredited Physician Assistant program. Applicants must be in the professional phase of the Physician Assistant program. Selection is based on

Since 1972, the American Geological Institute has administered the Minority Participation Program Geoscience Student Scholarships. The goal for this program is to develop the professional corps of underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences.

Each year, students are awarded scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement and their involvement in AIChE programs and activities. Applicants must be members of a minority group that is underrepresented in chemical engineering.

The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students program ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms to serve as role models and mentors to young people in planning their education and careers.

This program provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

Provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

This fund was established to honor the life of a former BASF employee, Alfred L. Chisholm, who served as a leader in his community, and who was instrumental in raising thousands of dollars to assist students pursuing a college degree.

Competition for the $2,500 scholarship is open to any foreign or U.S. student who is currently attending an accredited four-year university. All Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school during the award year. Eligible stud

The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) offers scholarships to students pursuing careers in finance,accounting and related fields of business.

Annual awards for minority graduate students attending an ALA accredited library school or an ABA accredited law school who intend to have a career in Law Librarianship. Applicants must submit evidence of financial need and have meaningful law library experience. Number of awards may vary. A person

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors.

Annual awards for full-time, African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited certificate/associate program in Dental Hygiene in the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate financial need of at least $1,500, be a member or student member of the Americ

Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000,the American Dream Scholarship Program is open to African Americans with financial need.Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents,with a minimum 2.5 grade point average(on a 4.0 scale).

Annual awards for minority graduating high school seniors planning to attend full-time at a postsecondary institution in the U.S. majoring in the Atmospheric or related Oceanic and Hydrologic Sciences. Student must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents. Preference given to Hispanic, Native American,

Assists minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession.

The principal aim is to identify, select, and support the training of doctoral level ethnic minority students and postdoctoral trainees whose prior experiences and clearly stated career goals suggest they will make significant contributions to the mental health needs of ethnic and racial minorities.

This new program encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support.

The Hanks-Miller Program is geared toward increasing the pool of qualified African-American writers in the entertainment industry. The program has single-handedly brought more successful African-American writers into the entertainment industry than any other program of its type.

Black Excel was recently named as a major college help resource

The Carole Simpson Scholarship encourages and helps minority students overcome hurdles along their career path. Carole Simpson Scholarship winners are working as reporters, producers and anchors in television and radio stations across the country.

See webpage for details about a variety of scholarships available to minority students.

An endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students enrolled in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Annual Fellowships for African American doctoral students enrolled at a postsecondary institution pursuing studies in Religion or Theology. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be at the final writing stage of their dissertation.

Dominion Diversity Scholarship Program is open to students enrolled full-time in a field of study mutually beneficial to the company and the individual.

These awards are limited to U.S. citizens and preference is given to students who are entering their first year of full-time study.The amount of the scholarships are $3,000.Renewable provided funds are available if the student remains in good standing and fulfills all program requirements.

A non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.

In 2007 the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 we extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors, doubling the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30.

The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships.

The First in My Family Scholarship Program is open to Hispanic Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions.Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Is a business plan competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) launched by Ford in 2004.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gilbane provides a scholarship for students who are attending selected HBCUs and majority institutions, and have successfully completed a paid summer internship. Eligible majors include: Engineering, Mathematics, and Architecture.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Leadership Award will provide scholarships and mentoring to African American women to support their career aspirations in the areas of business and entrepreneurship.

$2,000 award for a student who attends a black college who's interested in studying in another country through an exchange program.

Supports and strengthens Black colleges as a major resource of African-American engineering graduates.

Herbert Lehman Scholarships, in the amount of $2,000, are awarded to students who are entering college for the first time and who will be attending a four-year college as a full-time student.Awards generally do not exceed four years.

HSBC North America is providing funds to support graduating seniors at UNCF member institutions whose college finances may have been compromised by such circumstances as family home foreclosure, parent or guardian job loss or medical expenses associated with a major illness.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and ALPFA have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino students.The award amount ranges from $1,000 to $10,000.

The HSF/AT&T Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage,dependents of AT&T employees attending two-year or four year colleges to obtain a degree.The award amount is $1,500 for two year colleges and $2,500 for four-year colleges.

The Budweiser Cup Tournament Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to outstanding Latino college students in the 2011-2012 academic year.Award amount is $2,500 for all recipients.

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

The Gold Standard Scholarship Program provides academic scholarships of $10,000 to be disbursed in Fall 2011 to local students in six NBA markets(New York City,Los Angeles,Chicago,Detroit,New Orleans,and Boston).

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Business Leadership Award provides scholarship support and professional development opportunities to promising students with a demonstrated interest in business leadership.Students chosen for this program will receive a two-year $10,000 scholarship.

The HSF/HACEMOS Scholarship Program is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage and dependents of HACEMOS members obtain a college degree.The individual award amount will range from $1,500 to $2,500 for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the American Honda Motor Company have partnered to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate students interested in a career in the automotive industry. Awards are in the amount of $5,000 and are disbursed in Fall 2011.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund(HSF)and Macy's have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduate students.This scholarship is open to students attending selected universities.The award amount is for $5,000 and will be disbursed in Fall 2011.

The HSF/Hormel Scholarship Program is a scholarship of $2,500 awarded for 2011-2012 for applicants interested in a career in the food industry.Interested students can apply to be considered for a paid internship.

Established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States.

In 1988, Hyatt established this fund to provide financial aid to minority students pursing a degree in hotel management.

In 1988, Hyatt established this fund to provide financial aid to minority students pursing a degree in hotel management. Over the years, Hyatt has continued its investment to permanently endow the fund, currently valued at more than $850,000.

This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.

This program will provide students with scholarships for a year-long exploration of the problem of diversity and culture. The program, will address significant issues and challenges confronting emerging leaders who must negotiate the difficult matters of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of diffe

Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

THE LAGRANT FOUNDATION annually provides 15 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

The Lillian and Samuel Sutton Education Scholarship is available to education undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college in the United States. NAACP membership and participation is highly desirable. Award amount $2000.

Awards scholarships to cosmetology students and college-bound high school students. Dedicated to providing scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship among the best and brightest African-American college students.

The Medtronic Foundation Scholarship provides financial aid to selected students attending UNCF member colleges and universities. Medtronic is the world leader in medical technology providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease.

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize achievement in scholastics, leadership potential and initiative among minority students.

A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You'll join other scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada, and Mexico who share the passion for software and academic excellence.

The KPMG Foundation Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships aim to further increase the completion rate among African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American doctoral students. The scholarships provide the funding for them to see their dreams come to fruition.

Award for minority students who are U.S. citizens and are interested in pursuing a career as a dentist.

At Minority Nurse,we believe the baccalaureate is the degree that opens the most doors of opportunity for nurses of color.That's why we offer an annual scholarship program to help outstanding students complete their studies leading to a BSN degree.

Each year, students are awarded scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement and their involvement in AIChE programs and activities. Applicants must be members of a minority group that is underrepresented in chemical engineering.

The Sallie Mae Fund and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) have created the "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and Herff Jones, Inc. are proud to co-sponsor the 2010-11 NASSP/Herff Jones Principal's Leadership Award (PLA). This scholarship award affords high school principals the opportunity to recognize a student leader by nominating him or her

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) will award a scholarship to an individual who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need. This scholarship award is presented annually at NABCJ's Annual Conference and Training Institute (the scholarship recipient is encouraged

This scholarship program is intended for under-represented minority students. See website for guidelines.

This Need Based Scholarship Program is open to first and second year medical students who can demonstrate a significant financial need. Students must provide proof of both their income and the income's of their parents and spouse (if applicable).

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH.

Oracle is committed to using its technology and resources to advance education in innovative ways, promote diversity, enrich the life of communities, and protect the environment. As part of this commitment, Oracle and UNCF have partnered to establish the Oracle Community Impact Scholarship.

Designed to support the training of talented students entering careers in physiology by providing predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students.

Rhea and Louis Spieler Scholarship helps African American students who are pursuing higher education.Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA,complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office.

Local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) Chapters, with support from RMHC Global, offer scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society.

The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship program provides scholarships for academically out-standing, minority students attending an entry-level radiological sciences program. Click on FAQ's for the best info on how to apply

The Sallie Mae Fund is partnering with the United Negro College Fund to offer scholarships to African American citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States.

Applicants must write a reflective essay describing how their hair has affected various aspects of their lives from dating,to career choice,self esteem,family relationships etc.

For graduate study in librarianship leading to a master's degree at a recognized school of library or information science.

T-Mobile USA, Inc. and the United Negro College Fund have partnered to provide scholarships up to $4500 to selected students during the 2009-10 academic year. Scholars will be invited to participate in a 10-12 week summer internship.

The UNCF Target Community Leaders Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to deserving students that are enrolled at UNCF colleges and universities with an unmet financial need and have demonstrated a commitment to giving back to their communities.

The Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence Program, established in 1994, is an integral part of our diversity recruiting effort, helping to attract Black, Hispanic and Native American undergraduate students to careers at Goldman Sachs. Recipients of the scholarship in their sophomore year recei

The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative (UMSI) provides undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral support to outstanding African-American students who are pursuing studies and research careers in biological and chemical sciences.

TMCF provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education at one of our nation's public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the 'full ride' scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in the fall of 2009.

Toyota is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders within the automobile industry. Toyota has partnered with UNCF to provide scholarship opportunities to students at the targeted institutions. The selected recipients will receive a scholarship in the amount of $7,500.

The UNCF Empower Me Scholarship Program will provide a one-time scholarship to students that participated in the UNCF HBCU Empower Me Tour and/or a Wachovia "Way to Save a Million Dollars" campus seminar.

Administers more than 300 scholarship, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

This scholarship program provides merit-based scholarships to minority students pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, or the liberal arts.

Verizon Foundation is a leading philantrophic organization that has demonstrated its commitment to educational initiatives throughout the United States of America. Verizon Foundation has partnered with UNCF to provide substantial scholarship assistances to students at several HBCU.

Based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.

The Anne Sluzas Martin scholarship is a one-year renewable scholarship, at $1000 a year for up to two years, to help a woman with children successfully complete two years of her undergraduate engineering training.

Thanks to the generous support of Midwest Generation,the UIC WISE program is offering two, non-renewable scholarships of $2,500 each.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Northrop Grumman Corporation, WISE will be offering one engineering scholarship for next year.This $2,500 scholarship targets women full-time undergraduate engineering students at UIC.

Commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields.

Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to three young black men who have committed themselves to a higher level of excellence in academics, community service, extracurricular activities, and leadership.

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thank you soooooo much for posting this.  what a fabulous resources.  I am sharing them with my niece who just graduated and with her parents, is trying to figure out how she is going to make it past the first year financially.

You are very welcome. I am using them myself to get money for my doctoral degree. 

my niece is interested in graphic design.  she likes to draw animation and whatnot.  I was hoping there would be something for that.

A very good resource and a good idea to put this up.

Love this!


Also, I found out some colleges give Public Service Discounts 

to those students currently (or within the last five years) employed, or volunteering, in the areas of law enforcement, emergency services, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) senior members, fire safety and/or rescue work.

Who is eligible for the Towns/Kopis Emergency Response Tuition Discount?

Law enforcement (police) personnel
Fire safety (firefighters) personnel
Emergency services (EMT) personnel
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Senior Members
Corrections Officers

Next, a little known secret is that if you work at a university or college you can take a few classes at a time for free.

Lastly, many colleges have payment plans where you can pay the tuition monthly rather than in one lump.

You can probably add the National Society of Black Engineers to the list (http://www.nsbe.org/) though you'll have to be a NSBE member to get a scholarship. When I was at university, I recall a couple of members in our chapter were able to receive scholarships.

Great information and thank you so much for posting this...I am sharing this on my FaceBook page...

No problem, just trying to share the info with people that need it

I hope someone can find this useful.

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